16971743England

Richard Savage's main claim to fame was Samuel Johnson's biography which claimed that he was as illegitimate child descended from a noble line forced into poverty and misery by a mother whose sole aim and purpose in life was his destruction, Savage was a friend of Johnson's but this biography is disbelieved by most scholars and now has been discredited.

Richard Savage wrote two poems; The Bastard (1728) and The Wanderer (1729), and two comedies.

In 1727 he killed a man in a tavern brawl and was sentenced to death but was later pardoned. He died in poverty.

Poems by this Poet

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Poem Post date Rating Commentssort ascending
Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
To the Excellent Miranda, Consort of Aaron Hill, Esq. 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Now in the patron's mansion see the wight 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
The Authors A Satire 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
To the Right Hon. Bessy Countess of Rochford 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
To Mr. John Dyer, a Painter 5 September 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
The Convocation A Poem 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
To Miss M — H — 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Epistle to Mr. John Dyer, An 5 September 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
The Progress Of A Divine Satire 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0

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